Crypto Scam: WalletConnect a fake crypto app used to steal private keys

We are seeing more and more people losing their cryptocurrency due to these fake apps. But Google Play Store not taking an action is more disappointing. Play Store is a hub of apps used for phishing and scams related to crypto, we recently published a report of few clone apps that were used for phishing.

In a recent Crypto scam, scammers are using the name of popular websites and other crypto entities and creating apps on their name, and distributing through Google Play Store. WalletConnect is such a fake crypto app used to steal private keys and phrases.

About WalletConnect

WalletConnect is an open-source protocol for connecting decentralized applications to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. A user can interact securely with any Dapp from their mobile phone, making WalletConnect wallets a safer choice compared to desktop or browser extension wallets. – Source: Website

WalletConnect a fake crypto app used to steal private keys

A user on Twitter noticed this fake crypto app and tweeted about it, WalletConnect’s official account quoted the tweet and confirmed that we do not have any official app, and it is a fake app available on the Play Store.

Fake WalletConnect app details:

  • Name: WalletConnect | Open protocol
  • Package: com.connectwallet.protocol
  • Installs: 1000+

We will update you when this app will be taken down. Stay Tuned.

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Anaya Dasgupta

Anaya Dasgupta

Anaya Dasgupta is a tech enthusiast and loves exploring the new technology. She has been writing about technology and specifically about Android since 2013. She specializes in writing about Social Media and Android Security news.

She's been writing for some well-known Android Blogs. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering. She's fond of playing board games like Chess.

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11 Comments

  1. i faced the same issue a scammer contacted me claiming to be help desk to a cryptocurrency he send me a wallet connect link i wrote my wallet phrase and scanned the QR code that they give after from my wallet i deleted my wallet now but i just want to know if that action could hack my phone also or just the wallet

  2. My trust wallet recently drained from this walletconnect app on Google play.. myself and friends in my telegram chat got it removed …..very disappointed with Google play…Complaints were there before mine

  3. Yes , they are scammer. I lost 13 cake and 65 lac fomobaby token and .08 BNB, they steel your funds through private key or 12 words. from my meta mask

  4. They are scammer and cheater. they steal your wallet and drained your crypto wallet.

    having two domains 1.

    https://dappconnectivity.com/en

    & 2.

    https://mobilewalletsync.org/en#?v

    Owner is same of both domains

    Kindly beware don’t put your wallet secret phrase 12 digit and private key.

    He is basted, cheated to many innocent people & still doing continue

    I am sure that these kind of cheater, will die in the road side like DOG.

    Thanx

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